Creating Well-constructed Sentences

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Syntax is the grammatical term for arranging words to create logical phrases, clauses, and sentences. Well-constructed sentences express an idea by using the parts of speech in a logical order, and are essential for effective business writing. A misplaced modifier might get a chuckle out of the reader, but it reflects poorly on your communication skills. In this course, you'll learn some of the fundamentals for better writing – the parts of a sentence, such as the subject and predicate, as well as phrases and clauses. You’ll examine subject-verb agreement, as well as agreement between pronouns and their antecedents. You'll also discover some techniques for writing well, such as how to identify and fix common types of sentence errors.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • recognize the parts of a sentence
    identify phrases and clauses in given sentences
    recognize sentences that have the correct subject-verb agreement
    identify examples of pronouns and antecedents that agree in person, number, and gender
  • identify ways to fix sentence fragments
    recognize how to fix comma splices and run-on sentences
    identify the sentences with misplaced or dangling modifiers

IN THIS COURSE

  • Playable
    1. 
    Creating Well-Constructed Sentences
    42s
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  • Playable
    2. 
    Building Blocks of Sentences: Subject and Predicate
    3m 58s
  • Locked
    3. 
    Using Phrases and Clauses
    3m 47s
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    4. 
    Making Verbs and Subjects Agree
    3m 41s
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    5. 
    Ensuring Pronouns and Antecedents Agree
    3m 47s
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    6. 
    Fixing Sentence Fragments
    2m 39s
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    7. 
    Avoiding Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
    2m 35s
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    8. 
    Fixing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
    3m 38s

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